One of my favorite activities as CEO of ThreatX is participating in meetings with prospects that have a legacy WAF already installed. In most cases, these discussions involve learning about a legacy WAF that, at best, has never been fully deployed or, at worst, has never been trusted enough to be placed into full blocking mode.
...Everything looks like a nail.
There are over a five billion unique user credentials currently circulating on darknet forums. No wonder credential stuffing/brute force attacks are on the rise and remain one of the most popular attack vectors used by both bad actors and bots alike. And they're not always what they seem to be.
We're watching evolution in real-time. The bad guys have industrialized the attack toolbox. They're a step ahead of firewalls. They know where the tripwires and detection thresholds are for DDOS and Bot Detection solutions. Staying low and slow is cheap and productive. They’re sappers and deftly understand how to stay below the threshold of detection.
Ed Amoroso, Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cyber security advisory, training, consulting, and media services company, recently published a great article on the potential for DDOS attacks to disrupt the upcoming election. In it, he gives great insight into how L3/L4 volumetric DDOS works and how they can be used against the facilities that collect and tabulate votes from regional sites.
Topics: Threat Intelligence
“We are all just prisoners here of our own device.”
“Help me get rid of some of this stuff, or I’m gonna f’n lose it.”
I’m going to go out on a very sturdy limb and say that The Eagles weren’t thinking about cybersecurity when they penned that line in Hotel California. Yet my recent conversations with CIOs and CISOs have made it abundantly clear that many security organizations are facing a similar situation. An excess of security tools has led to out-of-control costs and compounding complexity that makes security inefficient and threatens to make organizations less secure. Instead of stopping threats, many security teams end up like fishermen tangled in their own nets - immobilized and paying extra for the privilege.
Credential stuffing attacks are some of the most common bot-based threats facing applications today. Virtually any site or application with a login page is a potential target for credential stuffing. In this blog, we take a look at what credential stuffing is, how it can impact your apps and users, and how you can use the ThreatX WAAP++ to keep yourself protected.
Bad bots and malicious automation are one of the few technology challenges that can materially impact on every business team inside an organization. With up to 50% of Internet traffic generated by bots, organizations are awash in a sea of automated visitors. Some bots are benign, others aren’t. Those that aren't can interfere with customer acquisition. They steal data and intellectual property. They erode application performance. They directly defraud businesses.
I’m a big fan of the ThreatX agentless architecture. It simplifies many of aspects of deployment and side-steps a lot of the problems with agent-based architecture.